Its beginning to look a lot like the holidays are over. The decorations at min hus have been packed and put away. My living room looks super huge minus a large blue tree. I'm hoping that Alex, the big, old fuzzball, won't be too depressed now that his great love, the fake tree, has been put away for another year. I have a feeling he'll be spending much less time in the living room with me. *sniffle*
You want to do what with my box and my tree?
And, oh yeah, I have to go back to work tomorrow after 11 blissful days off. Le sigh. The mere thought of going back to work makes me a sad panda, but that is a post for another day.
Besides the whole work thing, I don't mind seeing the backside of 2011. Don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out, biaatch.
It seems like everyone is talking about resolutions now, and doing year end reviews. The idea of either makes me feel very meh. Are you a resolution-setter? Me? Notso much. During the years I have set goals, my birthday has always felt like a much more natural time to do so. This year, I don't have any resolutions or goals per se, but some guiding principles I'd like to try and adhere to:
- Spend less - My expenses are fairly low and my tastes are far from extravagant, but I would still like to be able to save more. Hopefully this year, by tracking my spending carefully, and buying less of my wants (specifically clothes, beauty and hair products and alcohol), I'll be able to do so.
- Eat less crap - The boy and I are trying to buy and eat much, much less processed food, and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process.
- Waste less - An alarming amount of the produce and fresh food we do buy ends up in the compost pile instead of our tummies. We hope to fix that by paying more attention to what needs to be used, and when.
Here's hoping that 2012 is kind to us all.